Can you believe this started out with crunchy peanut butter? My Vitamix made mincemeat out of it! This smoothie tastes like a creamy peanut butter milkshake, rich and thick with just the right balance of sweet and salty. And it has yogurt and peanut butter, an incredible duo that supply probiotics and protein to the body.
This recipe is particularly good for Specific Carbohydrate Dieters who are looking to get more of that supremely beneficial SCD yogurt into their diet. The yogurt boosts the number of good bacteria in the gut and helps to heal the digestive tract. The recipe calls for one cup of it, which contains 708 billion bacteria.
Though healthier than an actual milkshake, with a half cup of peanut butter, this drink packs a hefty calorific punch. For me, this is a good thing. After 8 months on the SCD, eating as many fried eggs, pieces of bacon, and cuts of meat as I want, I am still underweight. You would not believe how difficult it is to gain weight once you cut out processed foods. (Carbs really are the troublemakers.) This recipe is also a great option for anyone following a paleo diet who’s been having a sweet craving, though it can easily be adapted to suit any dietary needs. I’m thinking this smoothie may become my go-to for a post-workout boost.
SCD Peanut Butter Smoothie
- 1 cup yogurt (homemade, 24-hour fermented if you’re on the SCD)
- 1/2 cup peanut butter (all natural, no sugar added)
- 2 Tbsp. honey
- 1/8 tsp. vanilla extract
- Ground cinnamon (to taste)
- 3 ice cubes
Throw everything into your blender and let it go for about 30 seconds, until well blended. Makes 1 tall serving.